It’s Not Too Late To Plant Annuals In St. LouisFriday, May 17, 2013 | Updates
It’s not too late to plant Annuals, at Schmittel’s Nursery in St. Louis we still have a wide selection of annuals that would make a beautiful addition to any residential or commercial property’s garden. For those of you that don’t know about annuals they are flowers whose life cycle lasts only one year, but if left to produce seeds, many annuals will readily reseed themselves. They are a perfect way to create a great display of all summer color in your garden, hanging basket or another container.
The best time to plant annuals is after all danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm. As the weather continues to warm up it is a great time to plant these annuals and you will still be able to enjoy them into mid-October. The ground is ready to be worked and these annuals are now ready to be planted.
We recommend planting annuals is in the late afternoon. Before planting make sure to water your plants and the soil well. Then remove the plants from their pots gently so you will disturb the roots as little as possible. If the roots are compacted take the time to loosen them gently before planting. Dig a hole slightly larger than the ball of the root, and set the plant in at the same level it was growing at. Then gently firm the soil around the roots. Water well after planting and keep the soil moist until the plants are established and new growth has started. Once they annuals are established, an addition of a balanced fertilizer, like Miracle Gro or a slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote will encourage them to bloom.
At Schmittel’s Nursery we still have plenty annuals in stock and we will assist you in building a beautiful garden for this summer. Annuals will brighten up your garden and make it the envy of your neighbors with our beautiful selection of summer colors. You still have time to plant your annuals, so stop by our nursery in Maryland Heights and make this your weekend goal to brighten up your home and garden with these beautiful annuals!